Kia recalls Cee'ds and Picantos

  • Kia recalls 468 Cee'ds and 6,585 Picantos
  • New brake master cylinder to be fitted to Cee'ds
  • New fuel filler necks to be fitted to Picantos

Kia is recalling Cee'd and Picanto models for remedial work.

The Korean car maker has identified that up to 468 Cee’ds with Electronic Stability Programme could suffer from insufficient brake force from the master cylinder. As a result it is recalling 468 Cee'd 3-door, 5-door and SW models built between April 1, 2008 and March 30, 2009. Owners can then arrange for no-cost work to be carried out to replace the brake master cylinder.

Kia Motors UK says it is not aware of any accidents caused because of the problem.

In the case of Picanto, the harsh 2009-2010 weather conditions have revealed that where high levels of de-icing materials have been used there is a possibility that material in the fuel filter neck seal could be damaged and a fuel leak could occur.

The owners of 6,585 Picantos built between November 2009 and February 2010 are being contacted to arrange for the fuel-filler neck to be replaced free of charge.

The company is aware of a small number of instances of a leak.

Hamish McCowan, Director of After-Sales and Logistics said: 'Our on-going product assessment and research has revealed these two potential problems. We have immediately put in place a process to contact owners and the work will be conducted by Kia dealers at a convenient time for customers.'